Citizen soldier. A military paper, devoted to the interests of the militia

Windsor, VT: Swett & Jackman, 1840-1841. Folio, 52 bi-weekly issues, 8 pages per issue; The last 2 leaves missing in issue 52 and the second present only in fragments, first leaf of issue 52 and issue 1 loose, preliminaries loose with a large chip to the corner of the index, the inner issues largely sound with only the ocassional foxing. April 16, 1841 printed with black mourning columns for President Harrison. From the farewell in the final issue: "We were induced, a year ago, to embark in the publication of a paper, which should be devoted to [the militia's] interests, in order, if possible, to resuscitate and invigorate its waning energies, and to elevate it to the Constitution standard of well regulated. We engaged in this enterprise, the more readily, because the militia hadnot then, neither has it now, besides this, an organ devoted exclusively to its interests." Apathy towards the subject and poor subscription numbers resulted in the editors ending the paper after the completion of the first volume. Included in its issues are: complaints against Vermont lawmakers for allowing certain persons to be exempt form comulory military service and establishing an aristocracy, endorsement of "common schools" in an argument for the value of universal education, reports on the military convention of Norwich 1838, tactics, stories on the Revolutionary War, criticsm of West Point as elitist and ineffective at producing officers, along with criticism of a standing army, foreign news, particularly the movements of Napoleon, news items and classifieds, including a notice of a runaway indentured servant. A staunchly anti-sectarian paper with a unique mission. 6 in OCLC plus AAS. Item #57052

Price: $600.00

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